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Nine pound round09 Mar 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

I know they wore shakoes- so are their uniforms similar enough in cut and accoutrements that you can simply paint line foot artillery as Young Guard?

I Drink Your Milkshake09 Mar 2019 5:21 p.m. PST

What scale Sir? 6mm and 10mm I would call them whatever. I don't know if larger (18mm or 28mm).

Nine pound round09 Mar 2019 8:46 p.m. PST

Apologies- buggy evening for posting. 15mm

Nine pound round09 Mar 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

I would add, the Knotel plates for Young Guard and line foot artillery in Elting's second volume of his "Napoleonic uniforms" suggest (post-1812 cut aside) few major differences, if any, between the two that would be apparent in 15mm scale.

Or am I missing something?

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 2:51 a.m. PST

As they come late, i used Bardin types. Can recognise them this way.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 3:31 a.m. PST

The short answer is 'yes.'

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 4:07 a.m. PST

The Young Guard artillery was actually begun in 1808-1809 with three companies of 'conscript artillery' which was formed for service with Guard units in Spain. These companies were foot artillery and the Young Guard artillery grew to become fifteen companies of foot artillery and one of horse artillery in 1813-1814. A fourth artillery company was formed in December 1811

They wore the same uniform as the Old Guard foot artillery. The Guard had its own uniform regulations and was not affected by the Bardin regulations of 1812. They were, however, issued habit-vestes in 1813-1814. When the Young Guard artillery was first organized, the cadre came from the Old Guard artillery and then the ranks were filled with picked conscripts who had 'the requisite strength, intelligence, and education for artillery service.'

It should also be noted that the Old Guard foot artillery initially wore the shako and that is what they wore in the field in the campaign of 1809. They didn't get the bearskin until May 1810 at the earliest.

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